The complex development of capitalism in poland: Leopold Kronenberg And Jan Bloch

Dr Andrzej Żor, 10.03.2015, 11:00 a.m.

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Leopold Stanisław Kronenberg  /  za http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Stanisław_Kronenberg

Leopold Kronenberg and Jan Gottlieb Bloch, 24 years his junior, were the most prominent and possibly the wealthiest representatives of the 19th century Jewish bourgeoisie whose activities contributed to the strengthening of capitalism in the Kingdom of Poland. Looking into their biographies, their achievements, failures and conflicts gives us the opportunity to understand the peculiar and convoluted system transformations in Poland as well as the Jewish community’s role in that process. Taking a closer look at their work and personal histories allows us to disprove many stereotypes connected to the bourgeoisie and the changes in social structures.

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